Atento S.A. is part of the business services industry and is in the industrials sector. The company CEO is Carlos Lopez-Abadia. Atento S.A is a provider of CRM BPO services and solutions in Latin America.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ATTO shares had a previous change of -0.84% which opened at 3.56 and closed at 3.56. It moved to an intraday high of 3.61 and a low of 3.41.

SeekingAlpha:  Atento S.A. (ATTO) CEO Carlos López-Abadía on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ATTO shares returned -8.95% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -11.00%. Over three months, it changed -6.56%. In one year it has changed -54.94% and within that year its 52-week high was 8.45 and its 52-week low was 3.41. ATTO stock is 4.40% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 5.79 and a 50 day moving average of 3.93. Right now, ATTO stock is trading -38.47% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Atento S.A. 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $268.4m with 75.4m shares outstanding and a float of 75.4m shares. Trading volume was 159,328 shares and has experienced an average volume of 175,488 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Atento S.A. was 0.76 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.28. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.16. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.76, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 4.68.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.21
09-30-2018:  0.25
06-30-2018:  0.20
03-31-2018:  0.10

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 18.56, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 80.82%

The next earnings report will be: 03-29-2019



The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Atento S.A.; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which is 10.00%.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 93.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 20,220, which was 0.03% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.16. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.63

SeekingAlpha:  More on Atento Q4 results

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 5.30%, return on assets is 1.46%, profit margin is 1.13%, price-to-sales is 0.15 and price-to-book is 0.81.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 6  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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